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Stylish Queen Maxima of the Netherlands steps out in two-tone midi dress to kick off Greek tour

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands looked characteristically stylish today as she kicked off an official visit to Greece with King Willem-Alexander.

The 51-year-old Dutch royal donned a brown and cream midi dress as she and her husband were received by Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou at the Presidential Palace in Athens.

For the first appointment on their packed schedule, the couple laid a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square, before retiring for a private meeting with the president.

As the trio appeared in public ahead of the meeting, Queen Máxima coordinated with Katerina Sakellaropoulou, with both women sporting cream outfits.

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands kicked off the three-day Greek tour in style today (pictured) donning a cream and brown midi dress for her first engagement in Athens 

The Queen (left) alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (centre) were welcomed to the country by Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou (right)

The Queen (left) alongside her husband King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (centre) were welcomed to the country by Greek president Katerina Sakellaropoulou (right)

The Dutch royal paired her long sleeved, two-tone midi dress with a pale cream hat boasting a lace face veil and pointed cream and perspex heeled pumps. She carried a small clutch bag under her arm.

Her carefully coordinated jewellery included drop pearl and diamond earrings, a pearl ring, and a statement pearl and diamond brooch.

Máxima wore her blonde locks loose and styled into tumbling waves underneath her hat.

She finished the look with a trademark makeup look, pairing smokey brown eye shadow with a soft pink lip, and dewy base. 

The royal couple reviewed the presidential guard during the official welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens (pictured L-R: Queen Maxima, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, King Willem-Alexander)

The royal couple reviewed the presidential guard during the official welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Athens (pictured L-R: Queen Maxima, Katerina Sakellaropoulou, King Willem-Alexander)

The royal couple will stay in the country for three-days, with their tour kicking off today, and coming to an end on Wednesday

The royal couple will stay in the country for three-days, with their tour kicking off today, and coming to an end on Wednesday

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander (pictured) will undertake engagements in Athens today and tomorrow, and will visit Thessaloniki on Wednesday

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander (pictured) will undertake engagements in Athens today and tomorrow, and will visit Thessaloniki on Wednesday

The couple started their visit by laying a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square

The couple started their visit by laying a wreath at the Monument to the Unknown Soldier in Syntagma Square 

Katerina Sakellaropoulou looked both chic and businesslike in a two-piece cream suit, paired with a pale blue top, perhaps in homage to her country’s colours, and heeled suede pumps.

Meanwhile, the king was smart in a navy two-piece suit, which he paired with a crisp white shirt, and pale blue tie.

The couple then met the Greek Ombudsman and the Dutch Ombudsman, two organisations which work together to protect the fundamental rights of citizens and migrants, at the Netherlands Institute in Athens.

As one of their first engagements, Queen Maxima (left) and King Willem-Alexander (right) visited the Greek Presidential Mansion

As one of their first engagements, Queen Maxima (left) and King Willem-Alexander (right) visited the Greek Presidential Mansion

King Willem-Alexander (left) was snapped shaking hands with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (right) during the appointment

King Willem-Alexander (left) was snapped shaking hands with Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou (right) during the appointment

During the meeting at the Greek Presidential Mansion (pictured), the royal couple (left) also met Katerina Sakellaropoulou's partner Pavlos Kotsonis (right)

During the meeting at the Greek Presidential Mansion (pictured), the royal couple (left) also met Katerina Sakellaropoulou’s partner Pavlos Kotsonis (right)

Beaming: the royal couple smiled for photographers during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Athens earlier today

Beaming: the royal couple smiled for photographers during their meeting at the Presidential Palace in Athens earlier today

Their plans for the afternoon include a visit to the Acropolis, where they will take a walking tour of the Erechtheion and the Parthenon. 

To conclude the first day of the royal tour, Máxima and Willem-Alexander will attend a state banquet at the Presidential Palace hosted by President Sakellaropoulou.    

Their appointments on Tuesday will also take place in Athens, with the Dutch royals concluding their three-day tour on Wednesday, with a list of engagements in Thessaloniki.

After their first appointment, Queen Maxima (left) and King Willem-Alexander (right) met with the Greek Ombudsman and Dutch Ombudsman at the Netherlands Institute (pictured)

After their first appointment, Queen Maxima (left) and King Willem-Alexander (right) met with the Greek Ombudsman and Dutch Ombudsman at the Netherlands Institute (pictured)

Maxima looked characteristically chic during the first day of the three-day Greek tour

She paired her two-tone midi dress with pearl and diamond jewellery

The royal appeared to be enjoying herself at the meeting, smiling as she spoke with the Greek Ombudsman and Dutch Ombudsman

Following their meetings today, Máxima and Willem-Alexander will attend a state banquet at the Presidential Palace hosted by President Sakellaropoulou

Following their meetings today, Máxima and Willem-Alexander will attend a state banquet at the Presidential Palace hosted by President Sakellaropoulou

The Greek tour caps a busy month for Queen Máxima, who completed a number of engagements throughout October, including a recent trip to Tanzania where she  visited children and babies at Charlotte Hospital in Kilimanjaro.

Máxima met people who were part of the PharmAccess MomCare program, a non-profit that works to provide inclusive healthcare in Africa. 

The program works to give pregnant women free prenatal information until they give birth. 

She made the short visit in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. 

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